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Rural Business Skills & Traditional Rural Skills

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The Duchy College Rural Business School is working in partnership with Lantra to deliver training under the Rural Business Skills in Programme.

Download the Support for traditional rural skills development here.

Past Training Courses:

  • Coppicing and Charcoal Production Demonstration - Rural Traditional Skills
  • Hedge Laying - Traditional Rural Skills
  • Stone Walling - Rural Traditional Skills
  • Introduction to Selling
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Adobe CS Illustrator (Intermediate)
  • People Management Skills for New Supervisors and Team Leaders
  • Better Communication Skills
  • Finance for non financial managers (4 days)
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Social Media for Business


 *Eligibility for Training

For the Traditional Rural Skills courses you need to

  • Work in a small or medium business based in a rural area.
  • Work as a contractor in rural areas
  • Or be a volunteer for a rural organisation.

For more information please download Support for traditional rural skills development.


For all other training courses

You need to work in a small or medium business which

  • is rurally based
  • Employs less than 250 full time employees
  • Has a turnover of less than ¬£41m

For more information or to book your place please call 0845 4587485.

This project is supported by the Rural Programme for England (RDPE) for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.